Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Alcohol consumption and poor mental health among mid-aged Australian women 1996-2010.
This project aims to provide up-to-date findings on the relationship between alcohol consumption and many aspects of the physical and mental health of women between the ages of 45 and 64. The findings are that women who consistently drank in moderation had the best physical health. Poorer health was related to decreased alcohol intake in moderate drinkers. Non-drinkers, occasional drinkers and heavy drinkers all had poorer self-rated health than moderate drinkers. The self-rated physical health of recent abstainers was the same as longer-term abstainers. Further analyses will examine alcohol consumption and mental health.
Publications: 296  
Associate Professor Anne Young
Ms Jennifer Powers
Ms Jennifer Powers
Mr Luke Duffy
Prof Deborah Loxton